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Old 02-15-2013, 06:09 AM   #8521
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Never done it but Im sure it would be a PIA to do it with the tank on. Cant be very hard & gotta be way easier than the other stuff youre gonna do.
Pull it & clean any dirt away that might fall into the engine after you open it up to adjust the valves.
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Half Pint's due for valve adjustment. I got a square drive screw to turn into a wrench for the screw. That should help.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:09 AM   #8522
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The tube dos cum out and should be clean'd and the top is half round no hole I think that's what we are talking
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:25 AM   #8523
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Half Pint's due for valve adjustment. I got a square drive screw to turn into a wrench for the screw. That should help.
Can you elaborate on this. How will it look and work?
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:33 AM   #8524
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Can you elaborate on this. How will it look and work?
IIRC it was posted here a year or so ago. The basic idea is this. Start with a square drive screw several inches long. Heat and bend the head end about 90 degrees. The rest is your handle. The square drive fits close enough (if not perfect ... so I've read) to the square ended valve adjuster bolt sticking up through the jam nut. Holding that bolt separate from the jam nut with two wrenches lets one set the valve clearance with less trial and error. That's the plan...
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:13 AM   #8525
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Holding that bolt separate from the jam nut with two wrenches lets one set the valve clearance with less trial and error. That's the plan...
A 4" adjustable wrench worked fine when I did mine.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:58 AM   #8526
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does anyone know if it is possible to adjust the valves without removing the fuel tank? I have a Haynes and that is what it suggest. This is the first time every working on a motorcycle, so my knowledge is none. i do have to replace the right side engine cover, that is leaking. so i'll just change the filter/oil while i'm at it. Got to get the bike ready, spring is coming and i'm itching to ride.
anyone out there have some tip/tricks for me?
Pulling a tank is easy, might seem daunting at first but it is simple and quick.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:57 PM   #8527
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Thanks KamperBob. I did the valve adjustments several years ago on a Virago which uses a similar system without any special tools. I'll try this and see if it works better.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:16 PM   #8528
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A 4" adjustable wrench worked fine when I did mine.
That's basically what I did previously. Until I saw this which looked and sounded slick.

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Thanks KamperBob. I did the valve adjustments several years ago on a Virago which uses a similar system without any special tools. I'll try this and see if it works better.
No problem. Be sure to report back. BTW, I tried the site thread search but it kept barfing. (shrug)
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:25 PM   #8529
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Hello all,

I thought I should introduce myself on the official xt225 thread. I'm the proud new owner of a 2001 Yamaha XT225 and I love this thing. It's my first "dual sport" and I've been dying to get into the adventure riding scene for a few years. I'm riding it every chance I get and am eager to get some experience riding in the dirt (nothing too extreme, I'm a noob).

I'm glad there's a thread for this bike because I know I'm going to have some questions about the bike and some upgrades I'm contemplating. Thanks in advance for your patience.

Here's a pic from a ride last week. Some of you may have already seen it on another post but I like the pic so I'm gonna use it.

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Old 02-15-2013, 06:22 PM   #8530
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Hello all,

I thought I should introduce myself on the official xt225 thread. I'm the proud new owner of a 2001 Yamaha XT225 and I love this thing. It's my first "dual sport" and I've been dying to get into the adventure riding scene for a few years. I'm riding it every chance I get and am eager to get some experience riding in the dirt (nothing too extreme, I'm a noob).

I'm glad there's a thread for this bike because I know I'm going to have some questions about the bike and some upgrades I'm contemplating. Thanks in advance for your patience.

Here's a pic from a ride last week. Some of you may have already seen it on another post but I like the pic so I'm gonna use it.

Congratulations....and welcome to the XT'rs, compliments of the OT - wickerman777.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:32 PM   #8531
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does anyone know if it is possible to adjust the valves without removing the fuel tank? I have a Haynes and that is what it suggest. This is the first time every working on a motorcycle, so my knowledge is none. i do have to replace the right side engine cover, that is leaking. so i'll just change the filter/oil while i'm at it. Got to get the bike ready, spring is coming and i'm itching to ride.
anyone out there have some tip/tricks for me?
I can't imagine even trying to adjust the valves with the tank on.. And why? It takes less than 5-10 mins. To pull seat and tank. If Haynes suggests doing it with the tank on(impossible) throw it away and get a Clymer's....oops! Wrong bike.... Sorry,disregard my post. Duh.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:11 PM   #8532
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I can't imagine even trying to adjust the valves with the tank on.. And why? It takes less than 5-10 mins. To pull seat and tank. If Haynes suggests doing it with the tank on(impossible) throw it away and get a Clymer's....oops! Wrong bike.... Sorry,disregard my post. Duh.
Disregard? Why? It's all true & applies. Except that I wouldn't use either one of those manuals.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:37 AM   #8533
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does anyone know if it is possible to adjust the valves without removing the fuel tank? I have a Haynes and that is what it suggest. This is the first time every working on a motorcycle, so my knowledge is none. i do have to replace the right side engine cover, that is leaking. so i'll just change the filter/oil while i'm at it. Got to get the bike ready, spring is coming and i'm itching to ride.
anyone out there have some tip/tricks for me?
alrighty, thanks for the tips/help. i shall order my parts and attempt the valves.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:51 PM   #8534
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The tube dos cum out and should be clean'd and the top is half round no hole I think that's what we are talking
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:01 PM   #8535
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